The alarm bells rang to alert us of the dangers that awaited us in the title race in our 2-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace. At Old Trafford just two games after our awful defeat against fierce rival, Manchester United and, friend turned enemy, José Mourninho, the jubilation in North London from Spurs fans could be heard all around England.
United have given Spurs a helping hand and hope of closing down on Chelsea and winning the league. Despite the title being Chelsea’s to lose, the dynamics of the title race has been amped. There is now a growing possibility that Spurs could trump Chelsea to the title. The heat is on
More so, the awful manner of the defeat to the Red devils with no shot on target is a reflection of our declining powers. This gives credence to the fact that teams have found our style and system and also a way to counter it. In one of our worst league performance in over a decade makes a compelling case to review team performance since the start of the year. We’ve become prone to conceding stupid goals and making defensive blunders that are wickedly punished. The loss of form and fitness of key players is worrisome. Diego Costa’s measly goals ratio since his fracas with Conte has been appalling. Our obvious lack of ideas in difficult situations is also becoming an Achilles heel.
Conte must find solutions to challenges facing the team before it develops into full-blown crisis. His magic wand needs to come to fore to ensure we have a good end to the season as league and cup winners.
Let’s believe in Chelsea… Cheers!